Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Golden Gobi - Chocolate with Seaberry and Milk Chocolate Yurts - Aug. 22, 2023

Chocolate(s) of the Day

Golden Gobi 

Chocolate with Seaberry
Good - Good ++
Weight: .182 oz. (5.16 g.) / 2.19 oz. (62 g.) in total box of 12 pieces
Calories: 49.2 calories (per label) in 1 piece 
Cost: $ N/A - gift from a friend
Purchased from: N/A - gift from a friend

Yurt-shaped milk chocolates
Good +
Weight: .495 oz. (14 g.) / 4.95 oz. (140 g.) in total box of 10 pieces
Calories: 49 calories (per label) in 1 piece
Cost: $ N/A - gift from a friend
Purchased from: N/A - gift from a friend

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week, featuring chocolates with a variety of nuts. 

Today's "Chocolate with Seaberry" and yurt-shaped milk chocolates from Golden Gobi were made in Mongolia. I was able to taste chocolates from one of the more remote regions of the globe, thanks to a friend who recently visited Mongolia and brought these back. Thank you Toni!

I ate today's two milk chocolates with toasted pine nuts, because I'd read that Mongolians are fond of pine nuts. (Pine "nuts" are technically seeds--as are cacao "beans"; but pine nuts are often classified as tree nuts.) 

Chocolate with Seaberry chocolates

This oval-shaped filled sweet milk chocolate confection had aroma notes that included sweet milk chocolate and very faint fruit (citrus, berry). The milk chocolate was relatively creamy and smooth, and the caramel-like (Seabuckthorn flavored with Vitamin C) filling had a tart sweet fruit (citrus) note.

Ingredients: Sugar, milk powder, vegetable fat, cacao (powder, butter), whey powder, skimmed milk powder, Emulsifier: lecithin E322, E476, flavour, vanillin.

Allergen-related information. Contains milk, possibly soy (lecithin)

Yurt-shaped chocolates

I loved the yurt shape of these chocolates--a shout out to traditional steppe dwellings.* The sweet milk chocolate was filled with a very sweet, creamy milk chocolate ganache.

Ingredients: Sugar, Cacao Butter, Full Cream Milk Powder, Cacao Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whey powder, Emulsifier: Lecithin (E322), Natural Bourbon Vanilla.

Allergen-related information: milk, possibly soy (lecithin). May contain traces of other nuts or gluten.

*Yurt-style structures are home to at least half of Mongolia's residents, especially those who live in more rural areas.

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